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He is frequently brash and interruptive, peppering dire warnings about vaccines with veiled aspersions toward Anthony Fauci and vague references to influential people who agree with him in private but cannot speak publicly.
THIS TECH MILLIONAIRE WENT FROM COVID TRIAL FUNDER TO MISINFORMATION SUPERSPREADERCAT FERGUSONOCTOBER 5, 2021MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
We shall say nothing as to the defects or merits of aspersion or sprinkling, immersion or dipping, affusion or pouring.
OUR CHURCHES AND CHAPELSATTICUS
Dr Westcott is not the only English Mason who has suffered the undeserved indignity of gross aspersion from this unclean pen.
DEVIL-WORSHIP IN FRANCEARTHUR EDWARD WAITE
The very aspersion is grievous, which makes him choose his way in his life as he would in his journey.
DISCOVERIES MADE UPON MEN AND MATTERBEN JONSON
Outwardly the latter method was successful; in two months the converts were so numerous that they had to be baptized by aspersion.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 15, SLICE 4VARIOUS
In fact, there was not a lady of the court at whom he did not cast some aspersion, not excepting his wife herself.
THE FOURTH ESTATE, VOL. 2ARMANDO PALACIO VALDS
Mischievous Walter was, if the unquenchable avidity for excitement which reigns at fourteen entitles a boy to such an aspersion.
THE INCENDIARYW. A. (WILLIAM AUGUSTINE) LEAHY
The manner in which he laid himself down at Mrs. Gallilee's feet completely refuted her aspersion on his temper.
HEART AND SCIENCEWILKIE COLLINS
An' ye didn't see no aspersion thet called fer a fight—in ther way them words teched you?
A PAGAN OF THE HILLSCHARLES NEVILLE BUCK
This is easily understood, without any aspersion on his veracity.
A GENERAL HISTORY AND COLLECTION OF VOYAGES AND TRAVELS, VOLUME 16ROBERT KERR
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO ASPERSION

  • aspersion
  • calumny
  • defamation
  • denigration
  • lying
  • malicious
  • obloquy
  • smear
  • vituperation
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